Most Endangered Places

Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily experiences of living in small towns, large cities and rural countryside across the state. It is an understatement to say that our historic resources help to paint a distinct Washington portrait, and it is certainly no overstatement to conclude that their loss would leave large gaps in that canvas. Since 1992 the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has maintained a list of Most Endangered Places, bringing attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington State.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of our Most Endangered Places program. Throughout the years, the Washington Trust’s basic commitment to advocate for preservation of historic and cultural resources has been unwavering – we remain your “Voice for Preservation in Washington State.” Our Most Endangered list perhaps best exemplifies this commitment.

2017 Most Endangered Places

Know an endangered place? We accept nominations year round. All nominators are strongly encouraged to contact the Washington Trust office prior to submitting a nomination to discuss the program requirements, nomination criteria, and over-arching goals for the threatened resource.

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Port Angeles Fire Station

Electric Building

Old Tumwater Brewery

Valley Schoolhouse

Old Woodinville School

Puyallup Fish Hatchery

Historical Commercial Fishing Net Sheds

First United Methodist Church

McNeil Island

Downtown Mount Vernon

Puget Power Building

Washington’s Historic Barns

Jensen-Byrd Building

Fort Walla Walla/Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center

Quad 7 Hangar, Boeing Field

Our Lady of the Assumption/St. Urban’s Church

Ellensburg Depot

South Harbor Park Stack

Elks Building

Dvorak Barn

Kelley Farm

Nuclear Reactor Building

Packard House

Red Brick Road (Ronald Place North)

B Reactor, Hanford Site

Trafton Elementary

Cascade Workers’ Cottages

Downtown Sprague

St. Ignatius Hospital

Parlor Car #1799

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Carmack House

Longfellow School

Teapot Dome Gas Station

Libbey House

Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company Power Plant

Thayer Barn

Curran House

Camp Waskowitz

McReavy House

Colville Indian Agency

Providence Heights College

BF Tabbott House

LaFramboise Farmstead

Reard Freed Farmstead

Beverly Railroad Bridge

Murray and Rosa Morgan House

Waldo General Hospital

Alki Homestead Restaurant

National Guard of Washington Armory

Morgan Middle School

St. Nicholas Church

John A. Finch Boy Scout Lodge

Northern State Hospital

Old Granary Building

Vashon Elementary Gym

Haller House

Skykomish Hotel

Lone Star Cement Building

First Hill Apartments

Point Hudson

BNSF Depot

Camp Yeomalt WPA Log Cabin

Schooner Wawona

Historic Buildings within Washington’s State Parks

Mukai Farm and Garden

Dorsey Bulding

Post Hospital

Hastings Buildings

Old Ellensburg Hospital

Enloe Dam Powerhouse

Fowler House

Trueblood House

St. Edward’s Catholic Church

Collins Building

Robert Morris Earthwork

Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus

Jefferson County Courthouse and Tower

Fleischmann’s Yeast Plant

First United Methodist Church

Stephenson House

Battelle/Talaris Campus

Bush House

Enchanted Valley Chalet

LaCrosse Rock Houses and Station

Lincoln School

Bureau of Reclamation Headquarters

Preston-Shaffer Milling Company

Murray Morgan Bridge

Harborview Hall

P-I Globe

Donovan District

Sand Point Naval Station

Kapus Farmstead

Old City Hall

Anderson-Baum Cabin

Howard S. Wright House

Green Mountain Lookout

Digester Building

Coke Oven Park

Rookery, Mohawk, and Merton Buildings

Reard Freed Farmhouse

Roslyn Old City Hall and Library

McMillin Bridge

Surrey Downs

Five Mile Schoolhouse

Masonic Home of Washington

Old Ritzville Highschool

Scout House

Day Block

Oysterville Historic District

Hyer Farm

National Historic District

Shelton Gymnasium

William O. McKay Ford

Bettinger House

Snohomish County Courthouse

Washington Hall

Fort Steilacoom

Moran School Administration Building